On top of all the tragedy and turmoil in France today, there was also this is our paper.
I appreciate it is a touchy subject. I know some people feel shunned - which isn't good - and others feel judged - which also isn't good - but there is a question I want to see addressed somewhere.
Why do gay people even want to be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints if we're so "intolerant," and all the rest of it?
It's as though they like the full service when they fill up their car and are trying to change all gas stations to full service rather than just moving to Oregon where all gas stations are already that way.
The eleventh tenant of the LDS religion is this:
"We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where and what they may."
Find a religion that accepts their behavior (there are quite a few) and we can all be comfortable.
Somewhere inside they know the Gospel is true, and don't want to be cut off, but aren't willing to change so they want to make the rules change to accommodate their behavior. It'd be like a group of smokers who enjoy coming to church and activities and start protesting outside the temple wanting the Church to change the Word of Wisdom so smoking wasn't prohibited.
It's not just a list of random guidelines people; members believe it is the word of God.
If you agree with it, then get with the program and accept it.
If you don't agree, then we will still (we should still) talk to you and invite you to come to activities but live your life as you see fit and let us do the same.
This is me and it's a mess.